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|Also known as||TNT Boyz, AUDIO|
|Origin||St. Petersburg, Florida, United States|
|Genres||R&B, Hip Hop|
B5, previously known as TNT Boyz and Audio, is an R&B music group originating from St. Petersburg, Florida which later relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. The group consists of five brothers, Dustin, Kelly, Patrick, Carnell and Bryan Breeding. They were formerly known as the TNT Boyz featuring only the four eldest brothers, but renamed themselves B5 when Bryan, the youngest brother, joined the group. In late 2009-early 2010 they renamed themselves Audio and then, returned to the name B5 on May 30, 2012.
TNT Boyz (1998–2001)
The band started in 1998 with Dustin, Kelly, Patrick and Carnell. The four-member band was known as TNT Boyz. Dustin, the oldest of the brothers, and Patrick were the lead singers of TNT Boyz. The young boys were encouraged by their mother and aunt to pursue music careers. They entered and won numerous competitions, including shows put together by Radio Disney. Music executive Jim McMahan of JAMM Entertainment Group signed them to his management and development company. The band changed its name to B5 when Bryan, the youngest of the brothers joined in. The name B5 was chosen to denote Breeding 5 in similar fashion to the more famous Jackson 5.
The band took part in tours and appearing in shows alongside acts including Mario Winans, Kanye West, Ginuwine, Usher, Fantasia, Bow Wow, Chris Brown, T-Pain, Omarion, Soulja Boy and NSync. While passing through Atlanta, GA, their Manager Jim McMahan introduced them to L. A. Reid and Jermaine Dupri; after meeting Sean "P.Diddy" Combs, they were signed by Bad Boy Entertainment. Diddy produced B5's self-titled debut album along with other top producers including Rodney Jerkins, Ryan Leslie, Sean Garrett, Corna Boyz and Veit Renn. The lead single, "All I Do", a cover of the The Jackson 5's single "All I Do Is Think of You" similar to a cover released by Troop, was suggested to them by Jerkins.
The album B5 reached number seven on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart, after entering at #19 in its first week of release on the Billboard 200 and #11 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Their next single, "U Got Me", did not make Billboard Top 200. The debut album included the hit singles "All I Do" and "U Got Me" which peaked at #9 on Radio Disney and hung on the BET "106 & Park" Top 10 for weeks.
Don't Talk, Just Listen was the second album released, with the help of producers such as Bryan Michael Cox, Mario Winans, Soul Diggaz, Danja, Blaze, The Underdogs, Insomoniax, and Mischke. "Hydrolics", featuring Bow Wow, was the first single. The CD was executive produced by Diddy, Kevin Wales and Harve Pierre. It was released on September 11, 2007, and was their last album on Bad Boy records.
Audio (2009–May 30, 2012)
B5 renamed themselves Audio in late 2009/early 2010 after leaving Bad Boy Records. Audio released their promotional single, "Magnetic" featuring Akon, in late 2010. An album was under production for release in early 2012 under UpFront, having later been cancelled. 
After having little success with the name Audio, the group returned to the name B5.On April 26th, B5 announced a new official single called "Say Yes" and is to be released soon. May 1st, B5, management, and Motown Records indicated the record to be premiered on iTunes May 7th of this year. On May 6th, the single premiered exclusively on singersroom.com receiving mostly positive reviews from fans & critics. An hour before May 6th changed to May 7th, B5 decided to release the single onto the US iTunes early then later announcing for the international fans that the single will be available May 13th. Wednesday May 8th, host Bow Wow & guest host Angela Simmons premiered B5's "Say Yes" music video as the new joint of the day. The music video was already uploaded onto the group's VEVO before this could occur but, this was the first televised showing of the music video.
- As B5
- Radio Disney Jingle Jams (2005)
- High School Musical (2006)
- That's So Raven Too! (2006)
- Hannah Montana (2006)
- Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8 (2006)
- DisneyMania 4 (2006)
- DisneyMania 5 (2007)
- "All I Do" (2005)
- "U Got Me" (2005)
- "Hydrolics" (featuring Bow Wow) (2007)
- "Cookie" (unofficial single) (2012)
- "Say Yes" (official single) (2013)
- As B5
- The Beginning of B5-The documentary
- The Journey So Far - B5
- Andy Kellman,"B5 Biography", "Artist Direct", date released 2007 September 20
- Andy Kellman, "B5 Biography", "AOL Music", date accessed 2010 April 7
- MTV,"Full Biography" "MTV Artists" date released 2005 January 14
- B5, MTV. Accessed January 25, 2012.
- "B5 Background", "Superior Pics", date released 2012 April 14